September 2023 Plant Sale
PLANT SALE at ORG&HPS Meeting
DATE: September 10, 2023
LOCATION: Toronto Botanical Garden
TIME: sale begins at 12:30 p.m.
Hazel, Joe and Amy Cook from Blossom Hill
Peter Keeping and Sheila Cule: a variety of Clematis; Wisteria ‘Blue Moon’ and Honeysuckle
Anna Mizyn, Anna's Perennials
Donating plants: please bring your plants to TBG between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on September 10.
Plants must be clearly labelled. Additional information written on the back of the label helps the buyers! We would appreciate a recommended selling price to be included on each label. (All proceeds go to ORG&HPS)
Guidelines for pricing plant sale donations:
If the plant is something not commonly found in nurseries or stores, price starting at $5; higher if it's a good size plant or division. If it's a young plant that is still quite small, perhaps $3.
Anything left at the end of the sale will go half-price.
All plants not bought must be taken home by the donor.
ORG&HPS policy on Jumping Worms:
At this time, no special treatment to eliminate Jumping Worms and their eggs is required before plants are offered for sale at ORG&HPS meetings.
Come, enjoy our first member/vendor sale in years!
Members' Handbook replaced by Directories
The former Member's Handbook has been replaced by separate documents:
Members' Contact Directory
Members' Gardens for Informal Visits
Members' Businesses and Services. (This directory is being updated as Members respond to the request for updates.)
You must be logged in to access this page: https://onrockgarden.com/index.php/members-only-area/directories
Peter Keeping's Clematis List 2023
Peter has provided his list of available Clematis for 2023 as well as a choice few other plants.
Click here to download the list.
Toronto Botanical Garden: Get the Jump on Spring and Seedy Saturday
March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
It’s back! Toronto Botanical Garden is relaunching its annual Horticultural Open House with over exhibitors from horticultural societies, garden clubs and environmental organizations from all around Toronto. Get the Jump on Spring is a one-day garden extravaganza includes FREE talks and demos along with gardening advice from Toronto Master Gardeners.
On the same day, we’ll also be hosting Seedy Saturday, a community event where gardeners share their heirloom seeds and help to preserve our horticultural heritage. Bring your extra, open-pollinated or heirloom seeds and discover something new! It’s also a great opportunity to discover varieties that are not available commercially. Click here to learn more about Seedy Saturdays.
FREE admission. $2 suggested donation.
Become a member and receive FREE parking.
Interested in participating as a vendor or exhibitor? Add your name to our pop-up market list. We’ll be sending out information soon.
Public Clematis Webinar Feb 1, 2023
Happy New Year and welcome to all Clematis Lovers
Open to All - Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 1 p.m. US/CA Eastern Standard Time
The Society is pleased to announce the first public webinar of 2023.
It's open to all, so members are welcome to invite non-member friends who enjoy clematis!
After a short preface by Dan Long on the benefits of membership, the main presentation is "Clematis texensis: How the Scarlet Lady Changed the World of Clematis", by Linda Beutler and Maurice Horn.
"In a genus of 330+ species found throughout the world, certain clematis are bound to be more influential than others. Clematis texensis, a small-flowered species from Texas with tubular, scarlet flowers, is a perfect example. We will discuss the introduction of this plant into cultivation, pay tribute to the some of the hybridizers from the past who used it to create new clematis, and show how it continues to have an impact on today's breeding programs."
Both Linda and Maurice are very highly regarded clematarians, each with many years experience of clematis. They are also well-known as very interesting yet entertaining speakers. This really is a webinar you will NOT want to miss.
Note, the calling notice also contains comprehensive biographies for both Linda and Maurice.The webinar will, as always, use Zoom software, and members have already been sent a calling notice with the webinar link.
However, in case you've mislaid this, or are not a member, it is https://swarthmore.zoom.us/j/85903403563. In case you want to check what your local time for the webinar is, one website you may wish to use is https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20220323T170000&p1=198